Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Day On The Green

Yesterday's Day On The Green at Rochford Winery was just super. We arrived at the conference centre in Mooroolbark about 2:30 and had time to check in - grab ice and a quick lunch before jumping on their shuttle bus at 3:30 which took us to the winery.

Gates were due to open at 4:30, so we thought we'd have about a 40 minute wait in the queue but they opened at about 4 and so we were in by about 4:15 or so, after a bag check for alcohol, sharp knives, glass etc.

Captain's Table girls were handing out complimentary dips and biscuits - good start!!

Then we realised that the ticket box , where we needed to pick up wrist bands for the "Rochford Club' area, was on the outside!

I waited with the bags, but this security guy( apologies to anyone who has a security person as a friend . relative etc) who obviously let the authority go to his wouldn't let Craig back out to get the bands "Cos its only one way traffic at the moment wait till it settles down a bit"...yeh sure in about 1 hour when people stop pouring in!!! He wasnt even going to budge when Craig explained we needed them to get into the club area - " No offence mate but there is a big sign saying box office " was his reply - even though Craig mentioned the Rochfords woman who had arranged it said to see her once we got inside at the ticket box!!!!
Once he went off somewhere another guy said - yeh no worries , so luckily that was the first and last minor drama for the day.

Great weather - good spot, some cruisy music - havent heard much of the Black Eyed Peas , but they were easy to listen too. I do like Paul Kelly and wish he had been on for a bit longer!! When Craig had mentioned that Leonard Cohen hasnt toured anywhere in 15 years and is 75, I thought hmmmm.... how good could this guy be??? But i was pretty impressed - he certainly still has a great voice and has written some very meaningful songs. We chatted to those around us, sipped our way through ...3 bottles of wine ...over 7 hours - so not too bad.( and a few litres of water of course)....and nibbled on cheese etc.

We were on the last shuttle bus for our accommodation venue - so it was well after 12 when we called it a night.


  1. Great pics Sharon, sound like you had a fabbo time.

  2. sounds like a great day .....and i love the black eyed peas ...but yeah never heard the old guy....glad you enjoyed yourself

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